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modifier

 [mod´ĭ-fi-er]
1. an agent or method that causes something else to change.
biologic response modifier (BRM) (biological response modifier) a method or agent, such as a cytokine, monoclonal antibody, or vaccine, that alters host-tumor interaction. This is usually accomplished by amplifying the antitumor mechanisms of the immune system, but it also may be effected by mechanisms that affect host or tumor cell characteristics, either directly or indirectly. Called also biomodulator.
problem modifier on level three of the problem classification scheme of the omaha system, either of the two sets of terms used in conjunction with client problems, allowing the nurse to identify ownership of the problem and its degree of severity in relation to client interest, risk factors, and signs or symptoms.

biotherapy

/bio·ther·a·py/ (-ther´ah-pe) biological therapy.

biotherapy

(bī′ō-thĕr′ə-pē)
n. pl. biothera·pies
Treatment of disease with biologics, such as certain drugs, vaccines, or antitoxins.

biotherapy

a type of cancer therapy that uses agents to stimulate the body's own immune system to kill cancer. Examples include interleukins, interferons, and hematopoietic growth factors. The term is sometimes used interchangeably with targeted therapy. See also immunotherapy.

biotherapy

A highly nonspecific term for any treatment of any condition with anything that is or was at some point alive.

Alternative medicine
The term biotherapy has been utilised by a number of complementary and alternative medicine providers and will have ad hoc definitions according to the purveyor of the individual therapy.

Mainstream medicine
(1) Immunotherapy, see there.
(2) Treatment with genetically engineered products.
(3) The use of organ extracts in managing a condition—e.g., thyroid tissue extracts.
(4) The International Biotherapy Society lists maggot debridement therapy, hirudotherapy, apitherapy and ichthiotherapy as forms of biotherapy.
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Be The Match BioTherapies was joined in the investment round by Ping An Ventures, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and Gilead Sciences.
Symbiotix Biotherapies is a microbiome company founded on the basis of over two decades of research at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, California Institute of Technology and Dartmouth College.
CSL Biotherapies has been manufacturing flu vaccine for over 45 years and its seasonal influenza vaccine is licensed in 28 countries.
The financing also included Casdin Capital and other crossover investors, as well as Be The Match BioTherapies, a subsidiary of National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)/Be The Match, the world's leading organisation focused on saving lives through bone marrow and umbilical cord blood transplantation.
Theranostic tests are the best tools we have to monitor these biotherapies.
US-based cellular therapies specialist Be The Match BioTherapies has entered into a strategic partnership with US-based biotechnology company Magenta Therapeutics, the company said.
has implemented eNovator, KineMatik's Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) as its solution for documenting research based experiments at its CSL Biotherapies, Broadmeadows site.
M2 PHARMA-February 16, 2017-Symbiotix Biotherapies Issued US Patent Covering Lead Product Candidate
CSL Biotherapies, a subsidiary of CSL Limited (ASX: CSL), one of the world's leading manufacturers of influenza vaccine, announced that the U.
This name change to Theradiag is said to reflect the new strategic direction of the company towards developing and marketing theranostic tests for biotherapies.
CSL Biotherapies and its parent company, CSL Limited (ASX:CSL), one of the world's leading manufacturers of influenza vaccine, have reached an agreement with Merck & Co.
20 December 2011 - French biotech Transgene (EPA:TNG) said last Friday it had entered into a collaboration with the French League against cancer to accelerate the research and development of new anticancer biotherapies.